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Wednesday
Aug202014

Steelers Ink Gilbert to New 6-Year Deal

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers inked right tackle Marcus Gilbert to a new six-year contract Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Gilbert was in the final year of his contract, and ESPN's Scott Brown reports the deal is worth up to $30.8 million and includes a $7.65 million signing bonus.

“It means I am locked in hopefully as a Steeler for the rest of my career,” Gilbert said on the team website. “It’s a blessing to work for a great organization, the Rooney family, Kevin Colbert and Coach (Mike) Tomlin. Just to be around in Pittsburgh, where they show you so much love, I couldn’t be happier and in a better place.”

Gilbert was selected with the 63rd overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Steelers. During his three seasons in Pittsburgh, Gilbert has started 34 games, including all 16 last season.


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Friday
Apr252014

ESPN: Patriots Pick Up Left Tackle Solder's Option

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New England Patriots picked up the fifth-year option of left tackle Nate Solder's contract, according to ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates.

The 26-year-old Solder, who was selected by the Pats with the 17th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, is projected to make $7.438 million.

Solder's 2015 salary is guaranteed for injury only. It becomes fully guaranteed on the first day of the 2015 league year.

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Friday
Mar142014

Buccaneers Sign Offensive Tackle Anthony Collins

George Gojkovich/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed offensive tackle Anthony Collins Thursday.

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, it's a five-year, $30 million deal that includes $15 million guaranteed.

The 6-foot-6, 308 pound tackle had played his entire six year NFL career for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Collins finally got playing time last season when veteran left tackle Andre Whitworth missed a few games with a knee injury. Collins did well in place of Whitworth and ended up playing in 15 games without allowing a sack.
          

Collins becomes the sixth unrestricted free agent to join the Bucs since Tuesday.

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Monday
Dec232013

Jake Long Has Torn ACL, MCL

NFL via Getty Images(EARTH CITY, Mo.) -- St. Louis Rams left tackle Jake Long has a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee that will require surgery, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher announced Monday.

Long was injured on the Rams' third offensive play in their victory Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Long dropped back in pass protection when his knee buckled, sending him to the ground.

No date has been set for the surgery but Fisher says it could be a while.

"With respect to the fact that also the MCL is included, surgery will probably be delayed four to six weeks," Fisher said. "He takes very good care of himself. He knows and understands what's ahead. Obviously he is shocked right now but he's indicated to us that he'll be back and good to go."

The Rams are hopeful Long can return by the beginning of the next regular season or soon after that.

The 28-year-old Long is a four-time Pro Bowler. He signed a four-year, $34 million free agent deal with St. Louis last March.

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Thursday
Sep052013

Top Offensive Tackle Chooses Alabama 

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The nation's No. 1 offensive tackle and No. 3 player overall, Cameron Robinson,  committed to play for the University of Alabama Wednesday.

Cameron had it down to Alabama or LSU, but the boy from Louisiana decided leaving home was his best decision.

"My key factors in (chosing) a school were most importantly, where I feel the most comfortable, and what school would set me up to be the most successful for the next four years," Robinson said.

Alabama now has 14 players in the ESPN 300 committed to play in Tuscaloosa for the 2014 season.

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Monday
Sep022013

Vikings Claim Ex-Bears OT J'Marcus Webb

Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- The Minnesota Vikings claimed ex-Chicago Bears offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb off waivers Sunday.

The 25-year-old Webb, who was cut by the Bears on Friday, started 44 games for Chicago during the past three seasons. During that time the Bears allowed 149 sacks, the second most in the NFL.

Webb will make $630,000 this season from the Vikings with a chance to earn $1.323 million due to incentives.

Webb is expected to backup tackles Phil Loadholt and Matt Kalil.

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Tuesday
Aug062013

Packers' Bulaga Tears ACL, Out for Season

Al Bello/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- The Green Bay Packers have lost starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga for the season with a torn ACL.

Bulaga was injured during Saturday's team scrimmage, although because he played the entire game, it's not clear when the injury occurred.

Bulaga played right tackle his first three seasons in the NFL, but Packers head coach Mike McCarthy decided to switch him to the left side to try and improve an offensive line that let up the second most sacks in the league last season.

With Bulaga out, the Packers are expected to either move Marshall Newhouse, who started 28 games the last two seasons at left tackle, back to the left side. Or they could try rookie David Bakhtiari at the position. 

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Friday
Jul262013

Chiefs Sign No. 1 Overall Pick Eric Fisher

Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday that they've signed the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft Eric Fisher.

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter the deal is for five-years.

The contract will fetch Fisher a $14.5 million signing bonus and is worth $22.2 million overall, according to ESPN's Andrew Brandt.

The 6-foot-8, 305 pound offensive tackle out of Central Michigan is expected to start at right tackle for the Chiefs with veteran Branden Albert locking up the left side.

Since the 1970 merger of the NFL and AFL, only three offensive tackles have ever been selected with the No. 1 overall pick. Orlando Pace was first in 1997, followed by Jake Long in 2008 and now Fisher.

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Tuesday
Mar262013

Patriots Agree to Deal with Sebastian Vollmer

National Football League(NEW YORK) -- Sebastian Vollmer is staying in New England.

Vollmer, who is entering his fifth NFL season, has agreed to a four-year deal with the Patriots that is worth up to $27 million, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.

The 28-year-old offensive tackle has played in 51 regular season games since joining the Patriots.

Last season, Vollmer dealt with a knee problem and back issues for most of the year but only missed one game.

According to The Boston Globe, Vollmer underwent a scope on his right knee last month.

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